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SFGTV2
Feb 12, 2013 8:00am PST
done all the work that goes into the mfac award and the great government consulting as they pick the products to bring a lot of innovation to san francisco. cory? give cory a round of applause. [applause] >> thank you, chris. thank you so much for all of your hard work, chris. none of this could be possible without your efforts. good evening. the good government awards are incredibly important in san francisco. it's a chance for us to honor the tremendous work that happens in the city and also to honor the individuals who are responsible for some of that success. congratulations to all of our honorees. we're very grateful for your work. let's give a hand for them. [applause] the good government awards also support spur's good government work. it is a central part of our mission. our agenda is admittedly ambitious. we analyze every local measure on the san francisco ballot, which until recently was a pretty formidable task. we participate in most of the major issues of city government from pension and payroll tax reform to some of the most important discussions on how we fund a lot of
SFGTV2
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
government gavin newsome. it (applause) at the thank you. >> also represent state mark malone's office tom ammiano. (applause) * >> all will return momentarily, i'm sure. paul henderson, representing mayor ed lee's office. [laughter] >> and to my right, i have the open house, our state association vice president and i'm sure other names, past president san francisco chapter. we have lots of our membership here including a couple of board members, kerry greenberg from fresno. [speaker not understood] is here. we have two representatives from san mateo county, barbara arieta and mike miller. i know people. at this time i'd like to say a few words about the california grand jurors association. it's an all volunteer group, 501(c) (3) dedicated to promoting the participation in the grand jury system, qualifies applicants to be grand jurors, bidthv awareness so we have consumers of the grand jury's product, report. at this point i'd like to turn it over for some lengthy introductions. >> thank you. thank you, keith. welcome, everybody. we're glad to see so many friendly faces. as president o
KCSMMHZ
Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
world. washington has confirmed north korea had told the u.s. government about the test beforehand. and even china, north korea's sole ally, has urged pyongyang to stop before it makes matters worse. >> tensions are high in south korea. protesters denounced north korea's nuclear tests. north korean state media claim the country had exploded a more powerful bomb than it had been able to build a earlier. diplomats at the united nations security council emergency meeting also expressed alarm. >> countries around the world, including every member of this security council, agreed that this test was an extremely regrettable act that further undermines international peace and security. >> many countries will likely impose new sanctions against north korea, but observers say that china has the most leverage. >> for china, it will depend on showing that north korea has gone too far this time and it will not go without consequences for the north korean-chinese relationship. i expect that china will also decide on painful sanctions for north korea. >> china is north korea's protector, but p'y
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 11:00pm EST
the money, the federal government says the money. but there is the different costs associated with the subsidies would extend coverage and the medicaid expansion. so it's not exactly a win-win situation according to the analysis that the kaiser family foundation has conducted. >> i do endorse her briefing that we did in december. a lot of different materials and a webcast that you can watch. we have several related questions and maybe john can take the first crack at it. it has to do with medicare advantage plans. they ask generally how does star rating system works. that is related to a question that was not asked here, but was passed by the senate office, which ask how come a lot of money went to three-star plans this time around. we could relate that to this question. they are related. explain how it is scheduled to take effect. i understand that only about 4% may have taken effect now. do you anticipate that some of the problems that you have referred to and perhaps lesser benefits could show up in this again. >> i will try my best to answer every question. before the affordable ca
FOX Business
Feb 11, 2013 8:00pm EST
these things called branches of government for a reason, so no branch of power is seize government on its open for any reason. tomorrow night, what ran through with or without congress, message to president, just because you can't all ways get what you want is no reason to do whatever the heck you want, whether it is an executive order to slow climate change or push to use drones on american soil. whether americans like it or not, this is not a case of a president misreading an elect, this is a more dangerous case of a presiden misreading something? reality, all rise on the judge, time to stand down. >> how can i follow your else else when the 'is doing is chilling. he can kill the americans after years of litigation. neil: part and parcel of a large executive act story that goes unreported. >> yes, here is what an executive order is, a piece of paper directing someone who works for him in the executive branch, there are 3 million civilians, and 2.5 million military, he can tell those people how to do their jobs, period, he can't tell the epa how to do its job, he can't tell congre
KCSMMHZ
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
. government officials are taking sides in a dispute in a potentially dangerous situation at sea involving chinese and japanese forces. they're backing tokyo who alleged they lost their weapons radar on a self-defense destroyer. >> with regard to the incident, we were briefed by our japanese allies on the incident, and we've satisfied ourselves that it does appear to have happened. >> japanese officials say the chinese frigate launched its weapons on the maritime defense in the east china sea. government representatives in beijing denied the allegation. they argued the vessel used navigational radar and not fire control radar. the ships were navigating more than 100 kilometres north of the disputed senkaku islands on january 30th. japan controls the territory. china and taiwan claim it. former u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton said last month the obama administration opposes any unilateral action to undermine japan's control of the islands. her successor, john kerry, supports that position. now, u.s. leaders have expressed concern about an escalation in china's activities around the
FOX Business
Feb 12, 2013 9:20am EST
aggressive state of the union address. it's been widely leaked. he will call for robust government involvement in the economy. more spending on education, infrastructure and green energy. pay for it with more taxes on the private sector and on the rich. the president says the government can rebuild the middle class. on capitol hill there will be numerous standing ovations, but 80% thinks that the opportunity for the next generation is disappearing. more than half think the economy will never fully recover and just as the president demands more spending, he reports waste and fraud in the program is put in place. there you have it. the great divide. that's perhaps the true state of the union. stay right there, "varney & company" is about to begin with dr. ben carson. >> all right. everybody, the headline of this morning is dr. ben carson, the man who lectured president obama at the national prayer breakfast last week. he joins us right now. dr. carson, you've taken a leadership role whether you like it or not. what is your next move? are you going to stand for elective office? >> i h
WHUT
Feb 12, 2013 10:00am EST
parts fail. if government fails, we all fail. >> we don't trust government. but we need government. and government is us, when you come right down to it. those folks in washington weren't landed there from mars. they were elected by us. >> it's a complex problem. people want quick answersment but the fact is that there aren't quick answers. >> these aren't things that can be fixed in election cycle. and the question is do we have the political leadership that is willing to invest that way. >> rational thinking leads to one thing, conclusions. and conclusions are not going to solve the debt problem. emotions on the other hand leads to another thing, action. okay. and we need to take action about the debt in the u.s. we need to change. >> we're going to pass on to our kids a less prosperous nation where they will have a lower standard of living, a massive debt they can't afford to pay off and therefore less secure nation. >> i'm to the giving up on democracy. i don't know what the alternative is. if you say a democratic government can't solve this problem, then you are saying we need
PBS
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
policies have been given a thumbs up by the u.s. government. she supports japan's economic policy as a way to keep the nation on a firm recovery path. she endorsed the abe administration's bold monetary easing and fiscal spending measures. her approval came with a warning regarding the recent weaker yen she said advanced countries should allow markets to determine exchange rates and weaken the currencies to their advantage. a common spot u.s. treasury push the yen lower. it rose to the highest level in two years and nine months. that's on expectations the bank of japan will take additional easing measures. the dollar yen is changing hands at 94.33 and 35. the yen is now being quoted at 126.41 to 46. let's look at how the yen slide is affecting stocks. tokyo share prices are sharply higher following two days of declines. market players say car makers and other exports are benefitting from the slide. the niei is up 2.54% from friday's close. south korean's kospi is up about .1 of a japan's fiscal and monetary policies are likely to be key topics of monetary meetings. japanese finance ministe
LINKTV
Feb 12, 2013 5:30am PST
claim marks a change about north korea's nuclear program. for years the governments here and in the u.s. have said north korea was some way of having a miniaturize device suitable for use on top of a missile. at least, this test brings that prospect closer. despite last year's successful rocket launch, north korea has yet to develop ballistic missile that could strike the u.s. that the country it says its nuclear weapons programs are targeted at. a miniaturized bomb would emboldened p'yongyang. >> it will give them more confidence that they have a credible deterrent. i personally believe they want a deterrent to keep americans out and to buy them room in which they can operate. >> of the president lee myung- bak held talks. the country's military is on watch for north korea's next move. >> we have strengthened the readiness of our military by increasing the security alert level to level two and we have activated the joint surveillance platform with the u.s. to monitor and north korean military movements. announcements in recent days in north korean media have led to speculation that
WHUT
Feb 12, 2013 7:30am EST
north korean authorities issued a warning. he says they notified the u.s. and chinese governments on monday that they would go forward with the test. >>> officials in china's foreign ministry issued a statement strongly protesting the test. they criticize their allies and pyongyang for ignoring repeated calls to abandon their plans. nhk world reports from beijing. >> reporter: chinese leaders have made it clear that they oppose the test. communist leader says he wants the key reyan peninsula to be stable. north korea may be a traditional ally but chinese leaders say the nuclear program as a threat to their national security. but they also oppose tougher sanctions. they believe joining the u.s., japan and other countries in pushing for more sanctions would further isolate the north. at the same time, north korean leaders have not responded to china's call for an early resumption of the six-party talks on the north's nuclear program. the talks have been stalled for more than four years. chinese officials maintain that the talks are the only way to achieve a peaceful and nonnuclear kore
FOX Business
Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm EST
, nothing at night first posed should increase our deficit by a single dime, not a bigger government, but the smarter government. setting priorities and investing in broadbased growth. all this happening and about three hours from now, but no matter how it spends, spending is spending, and the federal government is racking up. the average length of president obama's previous addresses as one hour and five minutes and 21 seconds. think about it. the amount of time it takes the national debt to rack up just over $042 million extra. with more on this, former cbo director. welcome to the show. first off, your reaction to these comments he will make that he is not going to get us into any more debt trouble at all. do you believe that? >> he certainly is going to propose more spending which must mean he is going to depose more taxes if. this will be tax-and-spend. we have seen this before. gerri: well, says president obama's first state of the union back in 2010 federal debt is up 34%. our economy is growing slowly. debt is growing three times faster than our economy is expanding. what do you m
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
crime and the like and the fact we have expressly prohibited certain agencies of government of doing any research into gun violence, how to reduce it, we don't think twice about reducing -- calling for research in reducing epidemics and reducing the incidents of disease. can you talk from a public health perspective about the problem of gunshot deaths in our country and what you think we need to do to address it? >> sure. as i indicated in my testimony, i think from a policy standpoint, really the most important thing is that we currently make it way too easy for criminals to get guns. and there are some commonsense ways to address that. we need comprehensive background checks. we are never going to be effective without that. as is indicated by the numbers, it's difficult to prosecute them and that's frankly by design. the laws are written in a way to minimize accountability for those who are buying and selling firearms. i think that's very wrong-headed. i have several studies that i've conducted that showed very consistent evidence that states that have greater measures to hold fire
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 4:00am EST
>>> nuclear threat. in an act the white house calls highly provocative, north korea's government reflects its military muscle by detonating a nuclear device. >>> president obama prepares to discuss nuclear proliferation as he delivers the first state of the union address of his second term tonight. >>> and getting ready for the party in the big easy. new orleans gears up for mardi party in the big easy. new orleans gears up for mardi gras celebrations. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning the north korean government stands in defiance of the rest of the world after conducting an underground nuclear test. a magnitude 5.1 earthquake was detected not far from the site the north used to conduct a similar test in 2009. seismologists say the tremors are consistent with underground explosions. now the condemnation from the international community was swift. president obama called the test highly provocative and said it threatens u.s. security and international peace. we have more from tokyo. good morning, lucy. >> reporter: g
KCSMMHZ
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
: south korean government officials were forced to respond. they condemned them for conducting the test deliberately. the president-elect park met with the outgoing president. the two leaders pledged they will not give into any provications. they also say defense matters will be handed over to the new administration. north korean officials have shown no will to change their course of action. south koreans must come up with something more than enduring the restless days ahead. park will find this issue high on her list of priorities in her upcoming five years as president. nhk world, seoul. >>> officials in chunina oechinn ministry issued a statement. nhk world reports from beijing. >> reporter: chinese leaders have made it clear that they oppose the test. communist leader says he wants the korean peninsula to be stable. north korea may be a traditional ally but chinese leaders say the nuclear program as a threat to their national security. but they also oppose tougher sanctions. they believe joining the u.s., japan and other countries in pushing for more sanctions would further iso
FOX Business
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
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CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
supporter robert wolfe, and many more. >>> speaking of government meddling, red flags up again about obama care. killing jobs, even government jobs. one of the nation's most prominent surgeons told president obama to his face at last week's national prayer breakfast that he has a much better idea nap surgeon is going to join us this evening. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up, call it the marijuana shocker. the pope is stepping down. pope benedict xvi announced his decision this morning saying he no longer has the strength to carry on with his mission as the leader of the 1.2 billion catholics around the world. here now is news vatican analyst george wiegel. and spokeswoman kathy ruse, now with the family research council. good to see you. i'm not kidding. i think this is the most profound act of humility and something that everybody in the world can learn from. your take? >> i think that's right, larry. this is a man of faith. he's a real disciple of jesus christ. he wants to serve. and when he can no longer serve in the way he's been called to serve as bishop of rome, he'
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 8:30pm EST
however. dr. billington and associate library and roberta -- james hudson, library officials, government officials, colleagues, new friends, old friends, i am simply thrilled and honored to see each of the year tonight. thank you for coming to this library from across the street and from all over the country. it is a joy that to think because of your connection to tom into each other that you are here. finding many of you and your addresses it became a heartwarming experience to learn just how connected you are to each other. and indeed how connected we all are through family, the white house, astra, george mason, the prudential mutual fund board, the hudson institute, the fight for internet freedom and tom's favorite great american pastimes dr. billington thank you for leaving the library with all -- what we we all recognize as the distinction and tear the 21st century and to your great judgment in bringing roberta i shaffer here. during the months of her chairman she has been a wise and important support. i have learned that she is the library and and the executive charge by dr. billin
PBS
Feb 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
crawford explains, our government has allowed a few giant conglomerates to rig the rules, raise prices, and stifle competition. just like standard oil in the first gilded age a century ago. in those days, it was muckrakers like ida tarbell and lincoln steffens rattling the cages and calling for fair play. today it's independent thinkers like susan crawford. the big telecom industry wishes she would go away, but she's got a lot of people on her side. in fact, if you go to the white house citizen's petition site, you'll see how fans of "captive audience" are calling on the president to name susan crawford as the next chair of the federal communications commission. "prospect" magazine named her one of the "top ten brains of the digital future," and susan crawford served for a time as a special assistant to president obama for science, technology and innovation. right now she teaches communications law at the benjamin cardozo school of law here in new york city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, welcome. >> thank you so much. >> "captive audience?" who's the captiv
FOX Business
Feb 12, 2013 11:00am EST
not qualify for this government program. dagen: did they bother to check? talking about the cell carriers and skip the charge cards, use twitter, the new deal that will let you tweak your payments. connell: that sounds a little dangerous. we have neil cavuto talking about the state of the union. with nicole petallides at the stock exchange and stocks, good morning. nicole: we are taking a look at market, 13,999 and change and 14,000 on the dow jones industrials and certainly have a lot of winners to speak of which we will get to in a moment and the tech having nasdaq trying to squeeze out a gain here, the s&p sitting well above the 1500 mark. traders thought there would be a pullback, can't predict one of those because the trend remains to the upside and as we continue to have higher lows and higher highs, and at the same time nervous to go longer on this market because it is up so far so fast and talk about names that are helping the dow long, retail index, bank index, bank of america, travelers, j. p. morgan, american express are a few of the names that are open and of plenty o
FOX News
Feb 12, 2013 8:00am PST
. the president is expected to lay out his second term plan for jobs and the economy and government spending. so what can we expect to hear in tonight's speech? does the sanction from north korea change anything? joining me now with a preview the anchor of "special report", bret baier. bret, i know you're headed over to the white house in a little while to get sort of a preview of the president's speech. what are we expecting? >> well, jon, that is a lunch with the president that is off the record usually. we'll see what the guidelines are today. usually get some color and some tone and tenor of the day from that experience but we did have breakfast today, television anchors and reporters covering the state of the union address tonight with the house speaker john boehner and sometimes that's off the record as well but today the staff quoted on the record and the speaker said some very interesting things. he said that he did not think, he was not too optimistic, in fact he was pessimistic that the president would seriously deal with the country's spending problem. the deficit and deb
FOX Business
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
you think will happen with that in particular? >> first of all this is government at its best. you have the president up there blaming the republican party and what is funny this is the president's idea to begin with. but the way government plays instead of looking at good programs and bad programs they want to be politically correct which it is political correctness killing this country, they want to wave a magic wand, all programs are treated the same. why don't we take a business approach like we do in all companies. look at things that are working and reward them and get rid of things that aren't working. there are a lot of programs in our government that makes no sense. a lot of duplicate programs, our own senator from the great state of oklahoma, pointed it out, senator coburn and the senate wouldn't pick it up. instead we'll cut across the board and hurt things that really mean a lot to people that --. melissa: congressman, is there something you can do about that in the short term? can you get a group of people, get out a pencil, get out a calculator and figure out what is
FOX Business
Feb 11, 2013 10:00pm EST
. of course, more government spending. we will show you how many times the president has had to pivot. also tonight among the latest on of 150-foot wide asteroid that is expectedto come closer to striking earth than any other on record. the scientists say the * most likely threat is to the hundreds of weather and telecommunications satellites in geostationary orbit some 22,000 miles above the earth. and what a small college with a big idea, a big idea that could create chaos for more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the country if they follow suit. that plan may prove expensive and embarrassing to all those schools. we'll tell you all about it. we begin with the president's fourth state of the union address and his expected calls for more tes, more spending, and yet another predicted job creation. a white house aide telling the "wall street journal" the president obama will call for spending aimed at creating jobs, nothing new from a president who has made this declaration repeatedly since he took office in 2009. >> right now our number one focus has to be jobs. and encouraging
SFGTV
Feb 12, 2013 6:30am PST
cohen, term ending june 30, 2014, to the association of bay area governments executive board. >> okay. seeing no public here, public comment is closed. supervisor breed, would you like to make a motion? >> so moved. >> i will second it. without any objection, i will move this forward. madam clerk, can you call item number 11? >> item number 11, motion reappointing supervisor eric mar, term ending february 1, 2017, to the bay area air quality management district board of directors. >> any public comment? seeing none, public comment is close now closed. supervisors, would you like to make a motion? >> so moved. >> second. >> without any objection, move this motion forward. madam clerk, can you please call item number 12. >> item number 12, motion reappointing supervisor john avalos, term ending february 1, 2017, to the bay area air quality management district board of directors. >> okay. seeing -- is there any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisors, is there a motion? >> so moved. >> second. >> without any objection, move this forward. item number 13
FOX News
Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
by the u.s. federal government and can barely afford to feed his family. he's jobless. his story this morning. >>brian: how much would you pay to take these guitars from rock n'roll moves history to your living room? the chance is coming your way as "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: breaking news because it set off earthquake warnings but it was actually a north korean nuclear test. it all happened hours ago and now the world son alert. kelly wright is on this story for us live in washington right now. good morning, kelly. >> good morning to all of you this morning. president obama calls north korea's latest nuclear test a highly provocative act. north korea announcing it detonated a miniature nuclear device successfully at a northeastern test site. the u.n. confirms the blast was larger than previous tests measuring 4.9 on the richter stkaeul. in a statement -- richter scale. in a statement released through the white house, the president says these provocations do not make israel more secure. far from achieving its stated goal of becoming a strong nation, north korea has
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
. this is what the government is supposed to be doing. the department of defense has absorbed almost $600 million of defense. with the sequestration and the cr problems there we are looking up to over this period of ten years a trillion dollars cut in a can't and it can't take place. mr. chairman, this hearing is critical to allow the joint chiefs to provide their frank and honest assessment about the impact to the services. the loss of capabilities or readiness in the mismatch between the resources and strategy we're going have to work together to ensure that they american people understand how serious this is. that's a reason for the hearing today. last week lead by senator ayotte, senators mccain, graham, and i introduced a bill to mitigate the impact of sequestration through the end of the fiscal year and provide the department with the for examplability to desperately needs to operate under a continuing resolution. it's not a perfect solution. it is better than doing nothing. there is a growing concern that the president would -- the negotiate with congress on a comprise to sequestra
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 8:00pm EST
the state of the union. the not of the state of the government but of our american community. therefore, set forth responsibilities to form a more perfect union. the state of the union is strong. >> as we gather tonight, our nation is at war. our economy is in recession, and the civilized world faces unprecedented danger is. yet the state of our union has never been stronger. >> it is because of our people that our future is helpful -- hopeful. and the state of our union is strong. >> president obama delivers this year's address with the preview program at 8:00 a.m. eastern. tuesday night on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> president obama awarded the medal of honor to clinton romesha. this is half an hour. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and mrs. michelle obama, accompanied by medal of honor recipients staff sgt clinton romesha. ♪ ["hail to the chief"] >> let's pray. eternal god, from whom we come to whom we belong, and in whose service we find peace, such as written to be found in the spirit of truth and justice. on yourselves. the
FOX Business
Feb 11, 2013 9:00pm EST
our guys face. these are big, government insteads meant to trachsoldiers coming off of the battle feel and transition them, they wait in long lines issue they don't get the care they need, they don't have enough mental health professionals, all they face when a bureaucracy consumes itself. >> here is what the president, barack obama said, here is his promise to veterans, no one who fights overseas for this country should ever have to fight for a job, not just a job he is talking bhe is talking about basics, health care, a career in service, what does he have to show for it? nothing, how would you rate the job we're doing in this cntry for our veterans right now? >> not good enoh. because we have got over 900,000 waiting in line for their claims right now at the va, because the guy like this does not know where to turn, the v.a. provides 5 years of combat health care for a guy like this, there are ways for transition assistance but a lot of people fall through the cracks, the system is full of holes we pump more money into problem without fundamentally reforming the way that va doe
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 2:00pm EST
about paying off or shrinking america's debt. >> you know, government now is all about marketing, marketing, tess groups, key phrases, fairness. so you nailed it. stabilization, what does that mean? terminally ill patients can be stabilized. we can stabilize the rate at which the debt is expanding. and i'm being kind there. from cbo estimates, maybe this the first year in four where the deficit is under a trillion dollars, maybe $850 to $900 billion. stabilization, floating in an ocean of debt but still not drowning just really isn't enough. might work for marketing but i don't know beyond the speech, and these speeches really mostly are pomp and marketing. in the end your cynicism is dull noted. i think whether it's implementation of the new health care programs, they are playing havoc with some of the quickly put together numbers that show a lot more restraint than i believe. >> rick, am i too young or like to believe i'm too young to be cynical, so i guess my point of view is it's all about the language, like you said. stable saig. that's what we're hearing. that seems to be t
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
. at the end of the month, the government completely runs out of fund pg. th senate republican leader mitch mcconnell had this response to the president on monday. >>> the white house will subject us to another campaign blitz. the president's hands are tied by what we propose, sign, and refuse to get rid of. >> let's be clear. when the budget control act passed on august 11, 2011 through the house, it passed by a vote of 269 to 161. 174 were republicans. >> though the president's speech will be dominated by the economy, he will touch on the other issues at beginning of this first month of the second term. guns, immigration and foreign policy. that includes north korea that gets a mention after they say they conducted a 30 nuclear test that president obama calls highly provocative. the state of the union is part substance and part atmospherics. >> mr. speaker! the president of the united states! every year the mood is reflected in the chamber itself. despite the focus of speech and the memory of newtown will loom. lawmakers are inviting guests from all sides of the gun debate from form
PBS
Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm EST
the design of the device. but that will just educated guesswork and don't expect governments to be forth coming about that. >> let me ask you briefly as the u.n. goes back into session to look at sanctions, what more can be done at this point? >> very little on an international scale. in 2009 they came out with some very good sanctions, but it didn't really influence the north koreans' actions. i don't think there's any marginal addition to the sanctions that are in place. they're going to call on the north koreans to blink, if you will. very little from an international point of view. necessary but won't produce an outcome. >> brown: ambassador jack pritchard and james acton, thank you both very much. >> thank you. >> woodruff: we have more about today's nuclear test on our web site, including a dispatch on reaction in seoul, south korea, from our partner global post, plus links to previous newshour stories on north korea. and still to come on the newshour, white house spokesman jay carney; palm oil production in malaysia; osama bin laden's killer; plus, shields and brooks. but fi
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
move forward in their lives, not dependent, ever dependent on more and more government checks, handouts and programs. that would be the way to save this country, in my opinion. that's the way to help poor people and i resent the fact that those of us who have a different view of how to help poor people somehow don't care about them. compassion and help for the poor and struggling amounts to more than just borrowing money and sending out more money in the form of checks. my goal is to help working americans from the social and economic harm that is caused by policies i think of this president and the senate majority. these programs have not worked in places like baltimore. one in three residents in baltimore are living in poverty. there are solutions to these problems and we can do better, we have to do better, we cannot continue on this course. so compassion demands change. our goal must be to help more americans find gainful employment and let them support themselves, their family and to prosper. before closing my remarks, i would like to address a serious challenge we will b
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 10:00am EST
create incentives and provide assistance to state governments, prime contribute is too deep background check system, to ensure that they put all relevant health records into the system. even if we find a way to get every record in, our effort to prevent criminals from getting guns is hampered by current holds in the background check the system writ of violent criminals often seek out sellers, whether at gun shows, the internet, with the yellow pages, who are not licensed dealers and not required to run the background check. extending the background check requirement to all commercial transactions, absent limited exceptions, is our best opportunity to keep firearms out of injures hands and keep our children and communities -- out of dangerous hands and keep our children and communities say. we worked closely with state prosecutors, local law enforcement officials, to determine if a particular gun case or gun offender should be charged in federal or state court. when cases come to us, we use federal firearms statutes to prosecute prohibited persons who possess firearms, people who are pr
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 4:30am EST
services committee will hold a hearing today on the impact of sequestration. hundreds of government employees planned rally at the capitol to protest the possible cuts. federal workers and government contractors are preparing for the worst. without a deal, federal spending on defense and domestic programs must be cut by $984 billion over nine years. experts warn the cuts would have a major impact on the d.c. region. the gun-control debate returns to capitol hill today. a panel will hear from prosecutors, legal experts, and people who survived and lost family members to gun violence. senate judiciary committee urged from people last month on both sides. >> catholics in the d.c. area and around the world are looking ahead after pope benedict xvi announced he is resigning at the end of the month. the 85-year-old said that he's stepping aside because he no longer has the strength to lead the world's largest christian church. while many local catholics are sad to see him resign, they also wonder about the church's future. >> i think if the church keeps going the way it is and we have ano
SFGTV
Feb 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
public participation in government i have no problem of labeling it hostile. look at the public comment. at january it took four hours for the general public to get a chance to speak and here today comes after 35 minutes. to members of public have to make a minimum commitment of half a day. this shows what you care about. especially, when public talks you get up and talk to each other and many of you leaves the room. we wouldn't not all of those nice people while dissenting comments are made. they then there's restrictions on free speech. and at no time in the handling of any members do the public get to speak to this board of supervisors before you take final action. >> thank you next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors i'm peter executive director of library users association. last month library you areers association won a case at the sunshine task force. the majority of members there void that the arts commission had unlawfully withheld information it was to keep us from getting our rights serviced. but that win of 4 to 3 was not enough to overcome what the board of super
FOX News
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
spending why is it perfectly fine to raise taxes? so revenue is good and less government bad? it's time to seized moment of spending right now but something tells me not this president and not now because it's clear that barack obama neither senses the urgency to cut spending nor the need and pelosi doesn't even see a spending problem. because now is not the time to be cutting anything which i think says everything. he'll use the argue coming into office four years ago because we simply couldn't afford to do it then. six trillion in debt and four years later later. seriously, when is the right time to cut? when is the time to get serious. cuts are never easier. just as maggie thatcher, revolt of her own party when she to weather it and end up making history. >> no other party and reckless spending will stay with us. >> remember the boom that followed? the unprecedented boom that followed? for seizing such a moment, maggie thatcher became known as the iron lady. her likely punting big moment, barack obama has little to fear he will ever be called the ironman. believe me, i hope i am
FOX
Feb 12, 2013 4:30am PST
. the government announced a new test on television. >>> they are trying to defend the country's security and sovereignty in the -- sovereignty in the ferocious acts of the united states. >> this is it since they took a highly provocative act that threatens international peace. the president said north korea has increasingly isolated and improv rushed it's people through weapons of mass destruction. >>> now the white house said the president will talk about some of the issues he brought up in his inauguration reform. immigration reform more than anything theez president's address is expected to give it to you since he ran for this office and it has been what weigh feed to do to work for the middle-class. >> former senator senator marco rubio will give the republican response. he will deliver his address in both english and spanish to attract at ville leino vetters. >>> he will be seated along with other guests near the first lady and the first lady has also invited them and they are holding a watch party which is being held in the basement of dunn hall at 6:00. professors will be
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